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  1. Expanded commission 'to help PLA in event of war'

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taipei analysts say elevation of four commanders aids forces' co-ordination The enlargement of the Central Military Commission will strengthen the capability ... with,' he said. Mr Lin, who heads the Euro-Asia Foundation, a semi-governmental think-tank, agreed it was significant that the commission had been expanded to include military commanders ...

  2. China's investments ease Africa's poverty, says World Bank report

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing China's massive infrastructural investments in Africa are helping to cut poverty in some of the world's poorest countries, a new World Bank report says. ... to solve Africa's economic problems is through 'mutual co-operation'. 'China's success story in reducing poverty through rapid and sustained growth is remarkable,' ...

  3. Surge in extreme poverty rate

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The number of households surviving on less than $4,000 a month has doubled since 1997 Nearly 200,000 families in Hong Kong are living in what social workers describe as extreme poverty ... that an additional 100,000 families are now living in extreme poverty. And 604,000 families, or 23.2 per cent of all families in Hong Kong, are living with a monthly income of $8,000 or less. International ...

  4. 23pc of HK households fall into the poverty trap

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The wealth gap in Hong Kong is widening, with the number of families living below the poverty line increasing sharply since the handover. Latest government statistics show that 604,000, ... six years ago to the present figure of 145,100. According to international standards, the poverty line should be set at half the median household income. The number of families with less than ...

  5. Sea of poverty sinking East Timor's dream of nationhood

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... on security- not poverty, the biggest impediment to East Timor's future. The nation is the poorest in Asia and ranked among the least developed in the world, on a par with the African country ... Mr de Groot said. 'We don't seem to have any on poverty eradication or alleviation. All we're after is security at the moment and Iraq fits into that mould. East Timor ...

  6. End of food aid heralds new role for China

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A milestone has been reached with the United Nations-backed World Food Programme's announcement that it will stop sending aid to China within two years. More than two decades of economic reforms have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and the country's international trade links now give it the means to buy grain on the international market to meet its needs. ...

  7. Delhi seeks political clout under UN reform

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission is critical of India's failure to rid itself of the caste system. 'Over millennia, extreme poverty and powerlessness have been imposed on many millions through the infamous caste system and other forms of structural discrimination conceived and implemented by fanatics,' the commission said. 'India must overcome this heritage ...

  8. The UN insecurity council

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to meet the global threats and challenges of the 21st century, including a new peace-building commission and human-rights council, as well as fresh measures to reduce poverty and promote ... president of the general assembly, acknowledged that while there has been progress on some issues, such as the creation of a human-rights body to replace the current Human Rights Commission ...

  9. Show of force in PLA South China Sea drill

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Military Commission member actually participating in naval exercises, along with so many high-level officers. The deck of the observer ship was strewn with gold braid,' he said. The news ... of the Central Military Commission- supervised the exercises. Flagships of all three naval fleets took part in the war games, indicating the scale of the operation. Xu Guangyu, a senior researcher ...

  10. Mekong conundrum: does dammed mean damned?

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... hydropower dams, including the latest to be proposed: the Xayaburi dam in Laos. Authorities in Laos have put their faith in hydropower as a formula to lift the nation out of chronic poverty by selling electricity to Thailand and Vietnam. The Laotian government notified the Mekong River Commission in September of its plans to build a dam at Xayaburi, in co-operation with a Thai private ...




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